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African Art: The Masks of the Gnoumou Family in Boni Perform, 2007 (+pla...

On a market day in the Bwa village of Boni, in central Burkina Faso, West Africa a group of masks perform, including the great plank masks called nwantantay,.

Africa | Masquerader performing the mask Gbetu, Monrovia, Liberia. ca. 1959 | ©Eliot Elisofon. || This mask closely resembles the masks of the Sande society except that it is surmounted by a long ringed neck with a small head at the top. Its costume consists of three skirts of raffia worn around the waist, chest and neck, which looks somewhat like a haystack without arms and legs. The movements of the Gbetu are energetic and acrobatic as it proceed with great swishing motions.

Africa | Masquerader performing the mask Gbetu, Monrovia, Liberia. ca. 1959 | ©Eliot Elisofon. || This mask closely resembles the masks of the Sande society except that it is surmounted by a long ringed neck with a small head at the top. Its costume consists of three skirts of raffia worn around the waist, chest and neck, which looks somewhat like a haystack without arms and legs. The movements of the Gbetu are energetic and acrobatic as it proceed with great swishing motions.

enefaa: “Temp: Ekpo Masquerade, Ibeno ”

enefaa: “Temp: Ekpo Masquerade, Ibeno ”

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Ekpo Masquerade, Calabar South, Nigeria 2005

Ekpo Masquerade, Calabar South, Nigeria 2005

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